Following heavy rain events in parts of the state this week, the Virginia Department of Health reminds people to take precautions to avoid flooded areas, and once the sun comes out, be aware of potential health risks before you participate in recreational water activities.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced new flexibilities available to institutions to use for verification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) information. The announcement is part of an ongoing effort to provide additional assistance to students and families impacted by the suspension of the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool. The new flexibilities begin immediately and apply to both the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 FAFSA processing and verification cycles.
For better or for worse, there isn’t tremendous opportunity to experience barbershop quartet music in the DC area (or the 21st Century, if we’re honest). So, if you are craving some serious four-part harmony, The Fabulous Lipitones at LTA has you covered through May 13.
Matthew Maury Elementary School celebrated the opening of their new playground on Friday, April 21 with a balloon-filled ribbon cutting ceremony. The Maury Schoolyard Initiative was a collaborative effort between the City, the School Board, and the Maury community.
This morning Virginia Congressman Don Beyer (D-8) addressed a group of constituents, scientists and defenders of science outside the U.S. Capitol. He spoke of the need to protect scientific integrity and funding for scientific agencies against attacks from hostile officials. Following his brief remarks to the rally near the Capitol, Rep. Beyer took part in the March for Science.
The Anti-Defamation League, joined by a coalition of Jewish groups, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit supporting a challenge to President Trump’s revised Executive Order on immigration and refugees.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors, at its meeting today, approved a land lease adjacent to the future Loudoun Gateway Metrorail station as part of Phase 2 of the construction of the Silver Line project. The MWAA directors also adopted a new wage policy for airport workers and received financial reports and updates on infrastructure projects that will benefit airport customers.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon announced the hire of Roy Young as its new vice president for guest experience. Young joins Mount Vernon after more than six years at Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork, located in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, where he most recently served as director of operations and visitor experience.